Bowery

Foundation Work Begins on 8-Story Condo Project at 260 Bowery

Posted July 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

The three-story building that stood at 260 Bowery for decades is long gone. Demolished seven months ago to make way for more luxury living along the upper crust Bowery 2.0. Now, after an extended dormancy period, it appears the construction work has begun. A backhoe is already beginning the excavation work for the foundation in […]

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Caspi Development Looks to Flip 135 Bowery for $25M

Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s quite sad that 135 Bowery has gone from historic Federal-style row house to little more than another Lower East Side speculative property. Its current owner of roughly two years – Caspi Development – is now looking to unload the property for $25 million. If the price is right, that’s a $9 million profit. Cushman & […]

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Sunshine Hotel Conversion Plans Revived as Ownership Again Seeks ‘Certificate of No Harassment’

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Sunshine Hotel, one of the last operational flophouses on the Bowery, is again under the microscope regarding proposed conversion work that is years in the making. Further alluded to by that months-old banner draped from the facade advertising an “entire floor” for rent. Property owner Roseann Carone last month reapplied for a “Certificate of No […]

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‘Mega-Galleries’ Spell the End for Smaller Area Showrooms

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:04 am

Small galleries on the Lower East Side are closing left and right. For the last decade, headlines ad nauseum described an influx of smalltime galleries defecting from Chelsea and landing in the neighborhood. Critical mass has apparently been reached, where only the big box can now survive. Galleries with deep pockets apparently make it impossible […]

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Your First Look Inside Gino Sorbillo’s Incoming Pizzeria on the Bowery

Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:15 am

With one up and running in Little Italy (i.e. Zia Esterina), revered pizza maker Gino Sorbillo is mere days from debuting his new pizzeria on the Bowery. Doors have been propped open the last couple weeks to reveal the current progress at 334 Bowery. Take a look inside. We’re told that Sorbillo should open sometime next week. […]

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More Bowery Buildings Demolished for 11-Story Mixed-Use Development

Last modified June 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Time has come for 139-141 Bowery, properties which have been on death row since 2014. The city finally issued demolition permits for the two buildings earlier this month, a couple years after Department of Buildings approved the plans. Wrecking crew are now on scene to begin the dismantling. As reported, the tax lots of 139-141 Bowery […]

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Upscale ‘New Stand’ Newsstand Takes Over Patricia Field Store on the Bowery

Posted June 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

Incoming. This week brings word that a replacement has been found for the former Patricia Field store on the Bowery. The New Stand, a chain that dubs itself as what would happen if “your favorite blog and your favorite bodega had a baby,” just inked a lease with landlord Thor Equities. According to the Real […]

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Bowery Cyclist Hit by Cab in Critical Condition

Last modified June 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

Earlier this morning, at roughly 6:45am, a cyclist heading east on Canal Street collided with a northbound taxi at the Bowery. Tons of cops are on the scene now, snarling traffic by the Manhattan Bridge. The mangled bike remains on its side in the intersection alongside splotches of blood. The unnamed cyclist remains in Critical […]

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Traipsing Around Town with Ugo Rondinone’s ‘I ♥ John Giorno’

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Imagine having been part of the Beat Generation and Pop Art era. You could go to a phone booth (remember those?) and dial a poem; You could be filmed by Andy Warhol for hours – while sleeping; You might even be neighbors on the Bowery with William Burroughs. Or be a fly on the wall, […]

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Watch Mayor de Blasio’s Reaction to Rivington House Accusations at Town Hall Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was open season on Mayor de Blasio during last night’s “sold out” town hall assembly. Lower East Siders peppered Hizzoner with a barrage of questions and grievances related to myriad hyperlocal concerns. Councilwoman Margaret Chin served as moderator. And while many in the room saw opportunity for clarity, political challengers with a horse in […]

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